How brain science founds its way into business school – 02/27/18
Article highlights how courses on improving productivity, influencing decision-making, and handling stress have found their ways into business schools. Quotes Professor Adam Waytz, who said an ethics course at Kellogg teaches students how neuroscience can influence people or persuade people.
The Wall Street Journal
Apple’s China Lesson: Think Different, But Not Too Different – 02/26/18
Article quotes Professor Tim Calkins about Apple’s recent concessions to the Chinese government, including shifting customer iCloud data to Chinese mainland servers. Calkins said in the article that Apple is far from the only company to make concessions to China, but its choices are vexing considering the brand tests convention.
Everything is Booming Except for Wages – 02/23/18
Article discusses how even though the economy is booming, inflation has led to negligible increases in wages. The article cites Professor Efraim Benmelech’s research, which states that increased concentration in labor markets and a decrease in the number of employers competing for workers had led to wage suppression.
Professor Robert Wolcott was featured in two radio broadcasts, discussing the different emerging philosophies regarding who controls our data, as well as the future of automation in jobs.
How Illinois Universities Power the Chicago Startup Ecosystem – 02/20/18
Article delves into the evolution of Chicago as one of the largest cities for startups and tech. Article credits the surge to the increase in STEM majors at Illinois universities, and cites Kellogg as one of the top two MBA programs in the country, serving as a leader in entrepreneurship.
Poets & Quants
B-School Bulletin – 02/18/18
Article highlights Professor Bobby Calder’s insights on bridging the gap between sales and marketing. The article cites Calder’s findings that digital offerings like webinars and branded blogs, result in more leads and more sales than in-person, content-marketing events.
Philadelphia makes an economic case for safe injection sites – 02/15/18
Article explains how Philadelphia is inviting private organizations to operate safe injection sites in the city, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on how some sites could need housing and injection services for years, which could wipe out savings. “Even if we don’t save money, but we have fewer people dying, it doesn’t just need to show up in cost savings, it can show up in increased longevity and fewer people passing away.”
Another School Shooting — But Who’s Counting? – 02/14/18
Article on the recent school shooting tragedy in Florida, mentions Professor Adam Pah and how he created one of the most comprehensive existing databases on school shootings from 1990 to 2013. The article said Pah found a correlation between economic distress and school shootings, specifically with unemployment and foreclosure.